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Guernsey literary And Potato Peel Pie Society

Discover the history behind the film and the Island that inspired the story

The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society is a much loved, award winning novel (and movie) that shares our small island’s big history.

History Behind The Story

Author Mary-Ann Shaffer fell in love with Guernsey and its fascinating history on a brief trip to the Island in 1980. The Channel Islands were the only part of the British Isles to be occupied by the German Armed Forces during the war and reminders of this dark era are still present to explore today

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Occupation

One of the most significant and fascinating periods of Guernsey’s history, the German Occupation lasted from 1940 to 1945. Learn more about the hardships the Island faced by visiting one of our Occupation museums or gripping exhibits.

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Special Offers

literary Tours

There are several guided tours designed to bring the book to life for visitors to Guernsey! Visit places described in the novel and learn more about the true stories of heroism & tragedy during the Occupation.

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Fortification

During WWII, the Germans covered Guernsey’s coastline in concrete fortifications making it one of the most heavily fortified place on earth. Hundreds of reinforced bunkers, gun emplacements and tunnels were constructed and can still be visited today.

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What's on

14 Apr 18:30 - 19:30

Ghost Tours at Sausmarez Manor 14 April

Visit the Most Haunted House in the Island and be conducted by the Seigneur who will be recounting around 10 different hauntings including the Nanny of the 28 children, the Haunted Dolls House and the Late Seigneur, etc. with a free Glass of wine.

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8 May 14:30 - 16:30

Walking Tour: Ebenezer Le Page & The Slave Worker

During the Occupation, Ebenezer Le Page and his sister Tabitha met and befriended a foreign slave worker. Both Ebenezer and Tabitha shared what they could with the boy – and Ebenezer was there during the boy’s greatest peril – and avenged him.

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Multiple Dates

Craft Workshop - Secret Senders: Paint a Mug

Paint a mug for someone who you feel deserves a little love!

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